A solid spherical ball remolded into a hollow spherical ball

Problem
A 523.6 cm3 solid spherical steel ball was melted and remolded into a hollow steel ball so that the hollow diameter is equal to the diameter of the original steel ball. Find the thickness of the hollow steel ball.

A.   1.3 cm C.   1.2 cm
B.   1.5 cm D.   1.6 cm

 

Partially Filled Cylindrical Tank Rotated at 90 rpm

Situation
An open cylindrical vessel 1.3 m in diameter and 2.1 m high is 2/3 full of water. If rotated about the vertical axis at a constant angular speed of 90 rpm,
1.   Determine how high is the paraboloid formed of the water surface.

A.   1.26 m C.   2.46 m
B.   1.91 m D.   1.35 m

2.   Determine the amount of water that will be spilled out.

A.   140 L C.   341 L
B.   152 L D.   146 L

3.   What should have been the least height of the vessel so that no water is spilled out?

A.   2.87 m C.   3.15 m
B.   2.55 m D.   2.36 m

 

Slope of a Curve with Given Parametric Equations

Problem
A point moves in the plane according to equations x = t2 + 2t and y = 2t3 - 6t. Find dy/dx when t = 0, 2, 5.

A.   -3, -3, -12 C.   3, 3, 12
B.   3, -3, 12 D.   -3, 3, 12

 

Distance From a Point to a Plane

Problem
Find the distance from the point A(1, 5, -3) to the plane 4x + y + 8z + 33 = 0.

A.   1/2 C.   2/3
B.   2 D.   1.5

 

Area Bounded by Intersecting Chords in a Circle

Problem
Chords AB and CD intersect each other at E inside the circle. AE = 8 cm, CE = 12 cm, and DE = 20 cm. If AB is the diameter of the circle, compute the area of AEC.

A.   61.04 cm2 C.   39.84 cm2
B.   52.05 cm2 D.   48.62 cm2

 

Shear and Bearing at Notch Joint of a Timber Truss

Situation
The truss shown in is made from timber Guijo 100 mm × 150 mm. The load on the truss is 20 kN. Neglect friction.

Allowable stresses for Guijo:
Compression parallel to grain = 11 MPa
Compression perpendicular to grain = 5 MPa
Shear parallel to grain = 1 MPa

 

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1.   Determine the minimum value of x in mm.

A.   180 C.   160
B.   150 D.   140

2.   Determine the minimum value of y in mm.

A.   34.9 C.   13.2
B.   26.8 D.   19.5

3.   Calculate the axial stress of member AC in MPa.

A.   1.26 C.   1.57
B.   1.62 D.   1.75

 

Amount of Sales Needed to Receive a Specified Income

Problem
A salesperson earns P60,000 per month plus a commission of 20% of sales. Find the minimum amount of sales needed to receive a total income of at least P150,000 per month.

A.   P150,000 C.   P450,000
B.   P350,000 D.   P250,000

 

Absolute Pressure at 200 mm Below the Surface of Liquid Mercury

Problem
Determine the absolute pressure in a vessel of mercury at a point 200 mm below its surface.

A.   126 kPa C.   128 kPa
B.   130 kPa D.   132 kPa

 

Force on Truss Members Due to Moving Loads | Solution by Influence Lines

Situation
The bridge truss shown in the figure is to be subjected by uniform load of 10 kN/m and a point load of 30 kN, both are moving across the bottom chord
 

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Calculate the following:
1.   The maximum axial load on member JK.

A.   64.59 kN C.   -64.59 kN
B.   -63.51 kN D.   63.51 kN

2.   The maximum axial load on member BC.

A.   47.63 kN C.   -47.63 kN
B.   -74.88 kN D.   74.88 kN

3.   The maximum compression force and maximum tension force on member CG.

A.   -48.11 kN and 16.36 kN
B.   Compression = 0; Tension = 16.36 kN
C.   -16.36 kN and 48.11 kN
D.   Compression = 48.11 kN; Tension = 0

 

Truss With Tension-Only Diagonals

Situation
Diagonals BG, CF, CH, and DG of the truss shown can resist tension only.
 

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If W = 3 kN and P = 0, find the following:
1.   the force in member CF.

A.   4.76 kN C.   4.67 kN
B.   4.32 kN D.   4.23 kN

2.   the force in member BF.

A.   3.2 kN C.   3.4 kN
B.   3.3 kN D.   3.5 kN

3.   the force in member DH.

A.   2.8 kN A.   2.5 kN
B.   2.8 kN D.   2.7 kN

 

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